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ooh, what happened to it? Spillage?How do you know it's kaput? If it is questionable there's a bit on the MS site that asks you to send them said disk & details re where you bought it & I guess the implication is that they will send you another one. Never tried it.
You can safely contact MS (by phone even), explain whats happened (have disc and keycode to hand) and they will probably happily send out a new disc so long as its not an OEM one. I have done this before with genuine Win 95 & 98 discs, not had to do anything with any of my XPs, yet
Mmmm, it's this OEM that I've a potential difficulty with..... I paid ~£80 for XP Home genuinely assuming it was kosher, it was preinstalled on my machine but I got the associated key etc...but not the books etc..../
So it is kosher (you don't get books with CDs now), its just OEM. That means that Windows was installed by the company that you brought the PC off and there is probably recovery sector on your HDD, the CD they have supplied may only be a recovery thing and not a full blown Windows CD. You have a legal key (there should be a sticker on PC/Laptop) so all is as it should be. The idea of not giving you a full disc is to more or less force you into going back to them to get stuff sorted out if it goes bang, may still be worth contacting MS and explain you've only got a recovery disc and see what they say
xp seems to balls up after a while and need a fresh reinstall, one gets used to this over time..it's windows innit?However I'm about to get a mac with x as I have had enough...Alex. ver1.1
I need a working computer and you're banging on about your lunch. Well eat your burger and eggs (I fcking hate txt spk) and get back to me with a real suggestion
Calm down dear, no need to get :angry cartoon: you sounded like you had reached a sensible conclusion, ie contact ms direct!!! (as opposed to a bike forum....) just to placate you I had the same problem and MS told me my xp disc was not verifiable despite having the disc in my hand (I wanted to install security pack 2) now go and do some deep breaths.good luck anyway.A.
xp seems to balls up after a while and need a fresh reinstall.....
And that is a comment I can never understand, same as Windows keeps crashing A PC I have at home (main one amongst a few) has XP Pro, its been in almost constant use for three years now, one BSoD and I caused that deliberately cause I knew the screen was different to NT and was curious That PC has crashed once and it was the PSU, nothing to do with Windows. This laptop I'm using has XP Home on it along with my own AV & Firewall (Nortons got booted as soon as I got the laptop), over a year old, never crashed or let me down I do wonder if this has got anything to do with me keeping them up to date with patches as needed, they are not auto downloaded as some need a reboot or maybe I'm just lucky but then I had the same with Win 95, 98 and NT hmmm
you may be one of the lucky ones or perhaps I am just unlucky (get the violins out) admittedly a lot of the gremlins do seem to make their presence known after something has been upgraded or installed/uninstalled so a certain amount of user error is highly likely in my case?But despite this the pc (well windows as its the os not the bits) nowadays should not require one to trawl through the registry, learn dos commands and continually patch the bastard! Believe me I am no mac snob but in the work enviroment (ten years now) one seems able to throw more at them without them splitting at the seams, and tiger is a lovely GUI!How is it going penguin?A.
I'm not at crisis point yet, the machine is behaving itself but I'll get on the case tomorrow wrt to a new install cd. Cheers.<puffs chest up> I've paid my money I expect my service! although, to be fair, I don't blame Mr Gates Esq for what's happened to my install cd...no doubt I spilt a glass and Kia-Ora is more corrosive than I thought.
hey thats abrasive stuff! I still mostly blame Thatcher...or my parents.A.
I blame the crows, revenge for it being to orangey for them.
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